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David Rothenberg Jams with the Cicadas

Clip: Season 2013 | 4m 49s

David Rothenberg, professor of philosophy and music at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, takes his clarinet out to Ulster County Fairgrounds in New York to play music with the cicadas, which have emerged after 17 years underground. Their sounds are as musical as bird calls and whale songs, he says in his new book "Bug Music."

Aired: 06/19/13

Rating: NR

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